Teenagers armed with cans of paints made a beeline for Preston Bus Station - but it wasn’t to emblazon it with graffiti.
The young people painted murals to brighten up the bus station as part of a campaign to save it from the bulldozers.
The 13 youngsters designed the project as part of the National Citizen Service Challenge Network and decided to clean-up the city’s bus station and make it more attractive and appealing.
As part of the Challenge Network, which is a charity for building a more integrated society, the team had to design a project to help their local area and decided to concentrate their efforts on the under threat bus station.
Carys Fisher, one of the team, said: “As the bus station is at threat of being demolished, we believed that it could be a real asset to Preston if it looked more attractive and approachable, as for many people its the first and last impression they get of the area.
“We wanted to make our work recognised so that it will make more of an impact on the community.
“The clean up included a general clean of the station and cleaning of the windows.
“We also did a mural on the taxi pick up station which aims to be bright and noticeable. One side shall will include the Preston logo of the sheep and the other shall will symbolise the taxi station.
“Our mission statement is to become the watershed of change for the Preston Bus Station to once again become a popular and good representation of our city Preston.
“We had permission for all of the work we did and the manager of the bus station and the council are very much behind our campaign.
“Hopefully, this will set a new light in the local youths as well as helping the fight towards keeping the bus station from being demolished as we will persuade the community to attempt keeping the station clean.”
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